Each spring the Charles Danforth Gallery at the University of Maine at Augusta exhibits the work of its graduating art majors who complete their studies at the university with a final year-long body of work. Shown is “Purple Mountains” by Cassidy Penney. Submitted photo

Each spring the Charles Danforth Gallery at the University of Maine at Augusta exhibits the work of its graduating art majors who complete their studies at the university with a final year-long body of work. This year’s show, “Start to Finish,” features works in illustration, graphic design, painting, drawing and collage.

This year’s artists are Creed Griffin, Cassidy Penney and Sally Wagley, according to a news release from the university.

Creed Griffin, “Boy in the Brambles.” Submitted photo

Griffin is an illustrator from Camden who is developing the illustrations for a children’s book, “Boy in the Brambles,” in collaboration with writer Michele Cox. The story follows a young boy and his dog who venture out into the woods and get caught in a storm.

Penney is an artist who lives in China. Her work focuses on mountain landscapes through a mix of painting and graphic design. She highlights her view of the natural world and her emotional responses through these two media in a series, “Energetic Peacefulness.”

Sally Wagley, “Book of Hours I.” Submitted photo

Wagley is a mixed-media artist from Brunswick who explores her struggles with insomnia through a series of pastel drawings and photo collages which couple images of a restless female figure with text, symbols and images reminiscent of both Renaissance art and features of modern technology.

The exhibit will feature the finished artworks as well as information on the artists’ creative processes: labor-intensive work entailing research, preliminary sketches and much trial and error.

The exhibition is on display from Friday to Thursday, May 6 to 26, at Jewett Hall, which is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The UMA community and the general public are invited to the opening reception from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, immediately following the University of Maine at Augusta’s commencement ceremonies. Refreshments will be served, and the artists will talk about their work.

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